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The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

In 2012, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Library received a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to digitize an important and unique collection of 18th and 19th century European art auction catalogs in the renowned John G. Johnson Collection. Mr. Johnson’s collection of auction catalogs, which were donated to the Museum along with 1200 masterpieces of European painting, are of vital importance to our understanding of the history of collecting and connoisseurship in the United States. In many instances, Mr. Johnson’s copies of auction catalogs are the only versions annotated with the prices realized in actual sales and/or information pertaining to the buyers. In addition, one out of every five of Mr. Johnson’s catalogs represents an edition that has never been filmed or digitized.

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genealogy
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Galerie Sedelmeyer
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christie, manson & woods
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hôtel drouot
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american art association
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galerie georges petit
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frederik muller & cie
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pillet, ch. (charles)
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Pictures, works of art, and decorative objects [first through fifth portions]
Topics: 12th Duke of Hamilton, Hamilton Palace
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus
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Topic: Galerie Weber, Hamburg
Lugt: 50404
Topic: Deakin Brothers & Company
Added wood-engraved illustrated t.p. reads: A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole Smith and Robins printers ..
Topics: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797, Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797, Strawberry Hill (Twickenham, London,...
1151 lots
Topics: Osborne, John Henry, Larkin, Harold, Eddy, Charles B, MacDonald, J. B
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by American Art Association; Kirby, Thomas Ellis, 1846-1924; Fenollosa, Ernest, 1853-1908
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Lancour: 2199
Topic: Waggaman, Thomas E., 1839-1906
Lugt: 52603
Topics: Duke of Rutland, Prince Tosa, Baron von Brandt, A.D. Vorce
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by American Art Association; Kirby, Thomas E. (Thomas Ellis), 1846-1924, auctioneer; Bernet, Otto, auctioneer
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Includes sale of books (April 6th-8th, 1915; 1121 lots), art treasures (April 8th-10th, 1915; 474 lots), and engravings and etchings (April 12th-14th, 1915; 1028 lots)
Topic: Ives, Brayton, 1840-1914
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Plantagenet Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Grenville, Duke of, 1797-1861; Forster, Henry Rumsey, 1815-1884
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Title vignette
Topics: Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Plantagenet Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Grenville, Duke of,...
Lugt: 54882
Topics: J.B. Plasman, Egon Risse, F.W. Schmidt, Louis Jacob
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by American Art Association; Townsend, Horace, 1859-1922; Volpi, Elia, 1858-1938; Guglielmetti, Cesare A; Rusconi, Arturo Jahn
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1215 lots
Topic: Volpi, Elia, 1858-1938
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by American Art Association; Kirby, Thomas Ellis, 1846-1924; Sturgis, Russell, 1836-1909
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2154 lots
Topic: Marquand, Henry G
Lancour: 2076
Topic: Dr. William H. Crim
Porcelaines tendres; médaillons en terre cuite de Nini; bustes et bas-reliefs de J.M. Rensaud
Topic: Frédéric Fétis
Johnson Collection copy bound as part of O 60a
Topics: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Art
Lugt: 50694
Topics: Estate of Richard Austin Robertson, American Art Association
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by American Art Association
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Valuable paintings; antique Japanese and Chinese kakemonos and panels; antique Japanese and Chinese books and European etchings and engravings; Japanese sword guards; knife handles; sword mounts; metal work; Japanese and European ivory carvings, ivory and wood netsukes; Chinese jade, glass, antique Japanese tobacco pouches, pipes and pipe cases; antique Chinese porcelains; Japanese lacquers and inros; bowls; bronzes; articulated iron work, antique cloisonné enamels and champlevé; arms and...
Topic: Heber R. Bishop
Lugt: 9728
Topics: Comte V... P... [Vincent Potoski] or [Potocki], Gendron
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus
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Topic: Freiherrn Adalbert von Lanna
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Pillet, Ch. (Charles); Hôtel Drouot
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Lugt: 27807
Topic: Docteur van Cleef [Cleeff]
Lancour: 3589
Topic: Mary Anna Palmer Draper
Lugt: 50986
Topics: Hollingworth Magniac, Colworth Collection
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Regnault-Delalande, François-Léandre, 1762-1824; Silvestre, Jean-Augustin de, 1719-1809
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Includes index
413 lots
Topic: Townsend, Horace, 1859-1922
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Hôtel Drouot; Pillet, Ch. (Charles); Lainné, Charles; Burty, Philippe, 1830-1890
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Lugt: 27692
Topics: Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863, Eugène Delacroix
Lugt: 43940
Topic: R. Kierulf
Library's copy annotated with some prices and buyers
Topics: Art, Painting, Dutch, Painting, Flemish, Painting, Italian, Art, Comte Charles de Proli
562 lots
Topic: Percy R. Pyne 2d
Lancour: 3214
Topics: Symons, Henry, 1871-1922, Henry Symons
Lancour: 1092
Topic: Mary J. Morgan
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Frederik Muller & Cie; Anton W. M. Mensing, Amsterdam
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Lugt: 67024
Topic: C. I. Temminck
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Topic: Yerkes, Charles Tyson, 1837-1905
Lugt: 27096
Topic: Colonel de La Combe
Lugt: 65371
Topic: Reverendo Dottor Roberto I. Nevin
Includes index
Topic: Van Schorel
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Regnault-Delalande, François Léandre, 1762-1824; Léoffroy de Saint-Yves, Charles, 1717-1804
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Lugt: 6939
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Galerie Durand-Ruel
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Lugt: 61899
Topics: Gillot, Charles, 1853-1903, Ch. Gillot
Text on verso of portraits
Topics: Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, 1529-1595, Schlosssammlung Ambras, Weapons, Armor, Kings and...
Source: folio
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Schrenck von Nozing, Jacob, d. 1612; Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, 1529-1595; Köhler, Johann David, 1684-1755, ed; Noyse von Campenhout, Johann Engelbert, tr
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Brunet, V, 224
Topics: Weapons, Kings and rulers, Nobility, Engraving, German
"Mr. Thomas E. Kirby ... will conduct the sale."
Topics: Mimota Chojiro, A.A. Vantine & Co, New York
Lugt: 19609
Topics: Lieutenant-Général Comte Despinoy [Comte Hyacinthe François Joseph d'Espinoy], Roehn
Includes index
Topic: Blakeslee Galleries
Place of sale: Haseltine Galleries, Philadelphia
Topic: Haseltine Galleries, Philadelphia
1,794 items; priced
Topics: Maggs Bros, Antiquarian booksellers, Booksellers and bookselling, First editions, Association...
Lugt: 44720
Topics: Freiherrn von Friesen, Grafen N. Baudissin
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Venturi, Adolfo, 1856-1941; Crespi, Benigno Cristoforo, 1833-1920
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Topics: Crespi, Benigno Cristoforo, 1833-1920, Painting, Painting, Italian, Painting, Italian
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by American Art Association; Woodward, Robert B., 1840-1915, former owner NBB
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145 lots
Topic: Matthiessen, Francis O., Mrs
Includes index
Topics: Galerie Sedelmeyer, Painting, European
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by American Art Association; Kirby, Thomas E; Davis, Wesley Reid; Hoeber, Arthur, 1854-1915; Madrazo, R. de
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155 lots
Topic: Stewart, William H
I. Estampes, manuscrits sur parchemin avec miniatures etc. -- II. Antiquités, objets d'art et de curiosité -- III. Tableaux
Topic: Essingh, Antoine Joseph, 1787-1864
171534966
Topic: Hayashi, Tadamasa, 1853-1906
Lugt: 75781
Topic: Mr. Charles E. Locke
Also issued without illustrations
Topic: Mr. Mylius
Lugt: 45004
Topics: Christopher Beckett Denison, [Mrs. Burdett]
Lugt: 38972
Topic: M. Laperlier
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by American Art Association; Kirby, Thomas E., auctioneer
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837 lots
Part 1 of sale held: Mar. 23-25, 1887 at Chickering Hall
Topics: Stewart, Alexander Turney, 1803-1876, A.T. Stewart, Estate of Cornelia M. Stewart
Lugt: 39774
Topic: Herman Uhl
Lugt: 63048
Topic: Theoph. de Bock
630 lots
Topics: Austin, Samuel H, Samuel H. Austin
Oil and water color paintings by European and American artists
Topic: Col. Henry Thomas Chapman
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Delaroche, Paul, 1797-1856; Goddé, Jules, 1812-1876; Musée du Petit Palais (Paris, France)
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Text signed: Jules Goddé
Topic: Delaroche, Paul, 1797-1856
Lugt: 48730
Topic: Jules Dupré
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Galerie Sedelmeyer; Wolff, Albert, 1835-1891; Chevallier, Paul, active 1884-1898; Secrétan, Eugène, 1836-1899; Boussod, Valadon & Cie
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171447752
Topic: Secrétan, Eugène, 1836-1899
Source: folio
Lugt: 25004
Topic: Madame Mertens Schaaffhausen
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Galerie Georges Petit; Chevallier, Paul; M. Georges Petit, Paris
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Lugt: 57195
Topic: Comte Armand Doria
Lugt: 52524
Topic: Veuve J.F. [Jean François] Millet
The John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Hôtel Drouot; Escribe, Eugène; Clément; Haro; Bloche
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Place of sale: Paris
Topics: Berwick, James Louis Francis Stuart Fitz-Alba, 8th duke of and 15e duque de, 1821-1881, Duc de...
Lugt: 50042
Topic: Collezione Von Ecker di Vienna
Lancour: 823
Topic: Samuel Bradford Fales
171301218
Topic: Lord Sudeley
Lugt: 26146
Topic: Uzielli, Matthew, 1805-1860
Bound as P 135
Topic: Painting, European
Lugt 1464